Active field photographer and outdoor guide.

 

Neil Silverwood specializes in photographing some of the wildest, most remote places in New Zealand - many of which have never been photographed before. His images depict the thrill of exploration and the awe of the backcountry and aim to make viewers feel the grit in their socks - wet through, trail weary and alive.

Because the extreme is where life is lived to its fullest. It is where evolution takes place, where most growth occurs...It is where the vibrancy of life is refreshed and rediscovered, where we find inspiration and new directions - nourishment for the soul - and we need these as much as we need food, water and air, if not more.
— Derek Grzelewski